So many people who tell others to get a relationship with God instead of getting religion, themselves belong to a religion. They wear a sectarian name. They follow a creed and human leaders. So what’s with that? Why the hypocrisy?
In the end, it matters not the direction of the country in which you live, but the direction of the course in which you walk.
“Paul saw that if a man accepted the Gospel it could be said of him that he ‘believed’—a word he uses to mean to accept baptism and become a Christian … because the Gospel demanded to be believed since it was God’s word, to accept it could also be called ‘obedience’.” —A.R.C. Leaney, Letters of Peter and Jude, 28.
Between the choice to see or to hear, most people will choose the former, and as a result will fail to come to faith through the latter.
“I hope, by God’s grace, that I am truly a Christian, not deviating from the faith, and that I would rather suffer the penalty of a terrible death than wish to affirm anything outside of the faith or transgress the commandments of our Lord Jesus Christ.” —Jan Hus